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Old Aug 23, 2009, 12:08 AM
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Corps of Engineers boat pics

Here's a few pics I snapped on the Tennessee River in June.
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Old Aug 23, 2009, 09:28 AM
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Tugfan.Go back and get a shot of the bow of the tug wouldja?
Do you have any idea what the height is between decks? Pete
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Anybody know how they mount a crane on a barge like that? Must be a lot of weight on the base especially when they are pulling something up with the crane. Pete
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Old Aug 23, 2009, 12:45 PM
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The cranes are tied down with rachets. I've been on several corps boats and barges. I built a r/c 250 ton floating crane the corps here in the Huntington Division has.

The crane with the long boom in tugs photos is a pedestal crane.

The towboat George W Brittion had an unusual console. It was split and allowed the pilot to view out the windshield clear down to the deck.
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Thanks for the pictures Joe. I've seen your barge and crane before and it's an awesome piece of work. The detail on the crane is spectacular.
On the crane mount I was asking about the pedestal mounted cranes. There must be some huge bracing under the deck to support one of these big cranes. Pete
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